|Covid-19|A Zirid attack in Sicily takes Palermo from the Normans, but fails to fully reconquer the island.
February 5 – Edward the Confessor's younger brother Alfred Aetheling is blinded and murdered, in an apparent attempt to seize the throne of England from Harold I.
The Tangut script is devised by Yeli Renrong, for Emperor Jingzong of Western Xia.
Emperor Go-Suzaku ascends the throne of Japan.
Pope Benedict IX is briefly forced out of Rome, but returns with the help of Conrad II, Holy Roman Emperor.
The Flower Sermon first appears in Buddhist literature.
Anselm of Lucca, Italian bishop (d. 1086)
February 5 – Alfred Aetheling, Anglo-Saxon prince (approximate date)
May 15 – Emperor Go-Ichijō of Japan (b. 1008)
June 12 – Tedald, Bishop of Arezzo
June 13 – Ali Az-Zahir, caliph
Sweyn Knutsson, son of Canute the Great
Year 1036 (MXXXVI) was a leap year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Julian calendar.
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